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Posted on February 1, 2013

On Feb. 2 the Office of Parking and Transportation extended the Vulcan Flyer shuttle route to take shoppers to the new Walmart Superstore in West Brownsville, about 2.5 miles from Vulcan Village.

The 120,000-square-foot store along Route 40 opened to the public on Feb. 1. 

Instead of adding an entirely new route to take students to Walmart, one Vulcan Flyer shuttle every hour will continue on to the store after making its final stop at Vulcan Village.

Shuttles will run Monday through Saturday and arrive at Walmart every hour. The first bus will leave Roadman Park at 11 a.m., and the last Shoppers Shuttle will leave campus at 7 p.m. The last bus returning to Cal U will leave Walmart at 8:30 p.m.

Signs displayed on designated shuttles will signal their extended route.

“We have been in communication with Walmart and our busing partner, GG&C, for more than a year to create a route that was integrated with normal service,” said Chris Johnston, executive director of Parking and Transportation at Cal U.

“Integrating the route means that students do not have to think about getting onto a different bus to go to Walmart. And the route is very efficient. (We’re) not adding additional costs to the existing service.”

To ensure the safety of all passengers, students will be asked to show their CalCards when they board the Shoppers Shuttle.

“Having a new Walmart closer to campus makes it so much more convenient for students who need to do some grocery shopping or get a last-minute item for a class project,” said Alexandra Brooks, president of the Student Government.

“The shuttle makes it even more convenient for students, and Student Government is really excited to sponsor the service.”

Look for this sign in the Vulcan Flyer window
Walmart sign in window of shuttle.